Words to Live By

Jun 7, 2024 | Christian Living | 2 comments

I recently faced conflict. God gave me a scripture applicable to the situation that validated my course of action. I’ve walked in obedience, but the enemy tries to mess with my mind to take a step that might cause harm. We are not called to manipulate matters but rather to obey. I like this quote by the late Charles Stanley, “It’s our job to obey and leave the consequences to God.”  Better than a preacher’s quote comes the assurance of the Scriptures. After my step of obedience, the Lord gave me Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. I’m waiting, and when I’m tempted by the enemy to do otherwise, I choose to live by the truth of God’s Word.   

I make poor decisions on my own, so I need scripture to lead and guide me to the correct path. When I make the right decision of obedience, I need scriptures to keep my mind from fear, doubt, and intimidation. Clinging to God’s precepts causes us to love right living and hate wrong ways.

Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word. Psalm 119:17

Make me to go in the path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight. Psalm 119: 35

Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way. Psalm 119:104

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:104

I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love. Psalm 119:113

Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. Psalm 119:128

Order my steps in thy word; and let not any iniquity have dominion over me. Psalm 119:133

These scriptures are all taken from Psalm 119 which refers to the Torah or Pentateuch-the first five books of the Old Testament or the Books of Law. The New Testament had not been written at this time, yet we read in 2 Timothy 3:16 that All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:.

For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalm 119:89



  1. Candyce Carden

    Great suggestions for Scripture to read when our vow of obedience wavers—and satan will see to it that it does.

    • Lisa Robbins

      Satan certainly fights our obedience to Christ. I’ll be glad to leave his warfaring ways when my earthly journey ends. Scripture is our sword!


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